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Why Apprenticeship is a Smart Business Investment

By Liz Rivard | Automation Alley | 4/5/2017

The advanced manufacturing and IT sectors are facing complex workforce challenges like never before. And those challenges are magnified by the rise of Industry 4.0. How do companies find employees with the appropriate expertise? Registered Apprenticeship is a proven solution for recruiting, training, and retaining world-class talent, says Liz Rivard, Automation Alley’s program manager of Industry 4.0 Partnerships and Talent. Apprenticeships, often referred to as an “earn while you learn” program, offer a company reduced turnover, savings in recruitment costs, preservation of trade secrets and increased productivity, among other benefits.

Soaring Hire: Tips for Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

By Rick Nini | Corporate Eagle | 3/1/2017

Attracting and retaining top talent is vital to the success of all businesses, says Rick Nini, president and CEO of aviation company Corporate Eagle. And doing so takes time, energy and strategic focus. Here are his top tips for assembling – and keeping – a great team.

We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby: The Evolution of the Job Search

By Wendy Pittman | WorkFountain | 11/16/2016

From paper resumes and red pens to the ability to connect to hundreds of resumes with the click of a button, our expectations of recruiting solutions have increased. Our patience with outdated systems has unsurprisingly worn thin. In an era of skills gaps and misalignments, hiring managers require on-demand access to talent, with the ability to place the right people in the right roles quickly. To achieve this, employers need the right tools. 

We know that manufacturers across the country are struggling to find the skilled talent they need to remain competitive. Yet, according to Automation Alley partner Tooling U-SME, 75 percent of those companies say they don’t offer a structured training program on manufacturing skills. 

The Right Team vs. The Team for Right Now

By Nathan Hughes | Detroit Labs | 5/25/2016

Nathan Hughes, co-founder of Detroit Labs, explains why his company ditched the resume in favor of a more inclusive and progressive hiring approach. 

What we learned from TTDP: Education doesn’t stop with a diploma

By Karol Friedman | Automation Alley | 5/4/2016

Today’s business climate is moving at the speed of light, and the prevailing opinion in workforce development circles is that our country’s skills gap cannot be closed unless we rethink the way we learn. This was the philosophy behind Automation Alley’s Technical Talent Development Program (TTDP).

10 Ways to Build a Great Team

By Ken Rogers | Automation Alley | 3/16/2016

Successful businesses leaders know the value of building a great team — and keeping them happy. Here, Automation Alley’s Executive Director Ken Rogers serves up 10 tips for assembling, motivating and empowering employees. “On a day-to-day basis, the goal is always ‘team,’” he says. “A quality team will allow your business to flourish.”

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